Equipment and suppliers

This page contains some information on equipment and suppliers. The contact details are given for information and should not be taken as an endorsement or indication of quality. We all have our favourites, so please talk with others and do your own research before making any purchases.

This is not an exhaustive list and will be added to as we hear about suppliers.

Moss Nook Honey

Small company based in Lancashire specialising in pre-built cedar bee equipment and frames. “We assemble all the equipment ourselves in the UK and then we can ship or deliver the equipment directly to you. All our prices on our website include UK postage.”

Solar wax extractor
One of our members has researched and built a solar wax extractor. This was demonstrated at the April 2016 branch meeting. The plans for the extractor are here:
Solar Wax Extractor

C Wynn Jones
Beekeeping equipment and jars near Ruthin, Denbighshire.
Ty Brith, Pentrecelyn, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 2SR. Tel: 01978 790279
Possibly the best value for money for honey jars. (Remember to include the jar tops when ordering, usually gold coloured tops). Based in Ruthin, only 40 miles from Liverpool, it is often worth picking items up yourself rather than paying for the postage of a heavy parcel.

Thorne beekeeping
Beekeeping supplies, jars and labels.
Good quality, but more expensive than some. Look out for their ‘Sales’.
Beehive Business Park, Rand, Nr Wragby, Market Rasen, LN8 5NJ. Tel: 01673 858 555

Hatton Lodge Apiary
Beekeeping equipment, clothing and tools.
2 Hatton Lodge Cottages, Warrington Road, Hatton, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 5NZ.
Tel: 01925 263023

Nitrile gloves
Source of long-cuffed nitrile disposable gloves can be found at McCormack Tools. See the link:

Donegal Bees
We had an email from this company. They said, “We always aim to offer an association discount where a number of members might come in together with orders.”  Based in Ireland but supplies across the UK. Their web site is: